Catalogue Number: 2563
Text book of ophthalmology Volume 4. The neurology of vision. Motor and optical anomalies
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: DUKE-ELDER, (Sir) Stewart
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1949
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Kimpton
Description Of Item: Original cloth, xxiv preliminaries, 3471 - 4627 pages, 1081 illustrations including 71 in colour.Inscription on front paste-down ' Best Wishes / Margaret and Ian / 14-4-53' Another copy, Cat No 2226, is in the Aitken Collection
Historical Significance: This is volume 4 in the 7 volume classic text book by Duke Elder. Sir Stewart Duke-Elder MA DSc PhD MD ChB FRCS (1899-1978), a Scot, was a prolific writer and editor, producing seven volumes of Textbook of Ophthalmology and fifteen volumes of System of Ophthalmology, along with many other textbooks and scientific papers. He served for many years as editor of Brit J Ophthal and Ophthal Lit and was involved in the formation of the Institute of Ophthalmology in London. He was elected FRS and he was knighted in 1933. He was Surgeon-Oculist to King Edward VIII, George V and Queen Elizabeth II. This book was a core text for Melbourne optometry students from the 1940s to the 1960s. It is an excellent source of historical notes.
How Acquired: Donated by Bruce Virgo, son of Ross Virgo (former Townsville optometrist)
Condition: Very good except for foxing of endpapers.
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note